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    1015 E Mountain Dr

    Santa Barbara, CA 93108
    • $16,950,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 57 days
    • MLS #: 20-3922
    $16,950,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 4.18
      ACRES
    • 9
      BATHS
    • 3
      1/2 BATHS
    • 12,247
      SQFT
    • $1,384
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    2002
    County:
    Area:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:
    Listing provided courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty.

    Description

    Reminiscent of the most exquisite Italian villa, Montecito's ''Villa Bencista'' is a world-class estate offering serene privacy, robust amenities, and spectacular ocean and mountain views. From the stately iron-gate entrance to the striking architecture of the main residences to the expansive lawn and beautiful orchards, this stunning property conjures visions of Montecito's iconic early 20th century estates. Offering more than 12,200 sq. ft. of living space, the 10,300+ sq. ft. main residence and two matching +/- 1000 sq. ft. poolside guest houses were substantially renovated in 2012. The truly breathtaking grounds also include a beautiful pool, spa, sport court, gazebo, an additional detached 2-car garage, and acres of diverse trees and landscaping.The entrance to the main residence is surrounded by an expansive cobblestone motor court. Dramatic glass-and-wrought-iron entry doors and a welcoming gallery add to the estate's aristocratic ambience. A grand central staircase with clerestory windows leads to the rooftop terrace, complete with a fireplace and stunning 360-degree views. Inside, impressive details abound: custom wrought-iron chandeliers and lighting fixtures; floors of marble and polished wide-plank hardwood; hand-carved fireplace mantelpieces; soaring, open-beam ceilings and masterful woodworking; graceful archways & impressive French doors; and numerous Loggias, terraces and Juliet balconies which offer breathtaking viewpoints of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. The living room and formal dining room, imbued with Old World charm, open via French doors to the loggia overlooking the 20-meter pool, ocean view and impeccable grounds. A completely rebuilt library/office features dramatic dark-stained cabinetry with custom lighting, a hand-carved stone fireplace mantel, and a c.1840 French alabaster chandelier. The expansive kitchen has undergone a significant transformation, with top-of-the-line gourmet appliances, designer fixtures, custom cabinetry and counter tops, an immense center island, and a butler's pantry. The adjacent family room offers an inviting space to gather family and guests. The primary bedroom suitea luxurious retreat located on the entry levelfeatures a lovely antique French Provincial fireplace mantel and c.1850 chandelier, while French doors open to both a private terrace and spacious loggia. Two lavish bathrooms feature abundant marble, designer fixtures, a shared shower, spacious walk-in closets with custom cabinetry, and a balcony overlooking the estate's private forest. The lower level of Villa Bencist begins in the gallery hallway, complete with a custom entertaining bar. Further exploration reveals a wine cellar, a craft or playroom, and a beautiful theater room featuring a fireplace, a professional-grade Crestron sound system, and a Stewart Curved Cine 5 Super Screen. There are 4 spacious guest suites on the lower level, each thoughtfully renovated with a distinct style and amenities to ensure maximum comfort for family members or guests. The estate's landscaping is nothing short of extraordinary. A vast lawn, a diverse array of trees(including majestic cypress, olive, avocado, citrus and stone fruit),and a rose gardenall watered by the estate's own 9,000-gallon fresh-water wellinvite moments of serene enjoyment at nearly every turn. The sparkling pool is flanked by twin pergolasone adjacent to a charming guesthouse, and the other adjoining a pool house which hosts a complete gym and two shower rooms. Modern in its offerings yet classic in its timeless design, Villa Bencist estate offers residents and guests a safe, secure, and private world-class refuge mere minutes from all the pristine beaches, cultural events, and recreational opportunities Montecito and Santa Barbara have to offer.

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    © 2020 Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service. All rights reserved. Based on information from the Santa Barbara MLS as of 2020-12-02T23:47:00.94. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent. Data last updated 2020-12-02T23:47:00.94.
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    1015 E Mountain Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93108

    • Price: $16,950,000
    • Status: Active
    • MLS #: 20-3922
    6
    Beds
    9
    Baths
    3
    ½ Baths
    4.18
    Acres
    12,247
    SQFT
    $1,384
    $/SQFT
    2002
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Montecito
    County:
    Santa Barbara
    Area:
    Montecito
    Elementary School:
    Cold Spring
    Middle School:
    S.B. Jr.
    High School:
    S.B. Sr.
    Property Description
    Reminiscent of the most exquisite Italian villa, Montecito's ''Villa Bencista'' is a world-class estate offering serene privacy, robust amenities, and spectacular ocean and mountain views. From the stately iron-gate entrance to the striking architecture of the main residences to the expansive lawn and beautiful orchards, this stunning property conjures visions of Montecito's iconic early 20th century estates. Offering more than 12,200 sq. ft. of living space, the 10,300+ sq. ft. main residence and two matching +/- 1000 sq. ft. poolside guest houses were substantially renovated in 2012. The truly breathtaking grounds also include a beautiful pool, spa, sport court, gazebo, an additional detached 2-car garage, and acres of diverse trees and landscaping.The entrance to the main residence is surrounded by an expansive cobblestone motor court. Dramatic glass-and-wrought-iron entry doors and a welcoming gallery add to the estate's aristocratic ambience. A grand central staircase with clerestory windows leads to the rooftop terrace, complete with a fireplace and stunning 360-degree views. Inside, impressive details abound: custom wrought-iron chandeliers and lighting fixtures; floors of marble and polished wide-plank hardwood; hand-carved fireplace mantelpieces; soaring, open-beam ceilings and masterful woodworking; graceful archways & impressive French doors; and numerous Loggias, terraces and Juliet balconies which offer breathtaking viewpoints of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. The living room and formal dining room, imbued with Old World charm, open via French doors to the loggia overlooking the 20-meter pool, ocean view and impeccable grounds. A completely rebuilt library/office features dramatic dark-stained cabinetry with custom lighting, a hand-carved stone fireplace mantel, and a c.1840 French alabaster chandelier. The expansive kitchen has undergone a significant transformation, with top-of-the-line gourmet appliances, designer fixtures, custom cabinetry and counter tops, an immense center island, and a butler's pantry. The adjacent family room offers an inviting space to gather family and guests. The primary bedroom suitea luxurious retreat located on the entry levelfeatures a lovely antique French Provincial fireplace mantel and c.1850 chandelier, while French doors open to both a private terrace and spacious loggia. Two lavish bathrooms feature abundant marble, designer fixtures, a shared shower, spacious walk-in closets with custom cabinetry, and a balcony overlooking the estate's private forest. The lower level of Villa Bencist begins in the gallery hallway, complete with a custom entertaining bar. Further exploration reveals a wine cellar, a craft or playroom, and a beautiful theater room featuring a fireplace, a professional-grade Crestron sound system, and a Stewart Curved Cine 5 Super Screen. There are 4 spacious guest suites on the lower level, each thoughtfully renovated with a distinct style and amenities to ensure maximum comfort for family members or guests. The estate's landscaping is nothing short of extraordinary. A vast lawn, a diverse array of trees(including majestic cypress, olive, avocado, citrus and stone fruit),and a rose gardenall watered by the estate's own 9,000-gallon fresh-water wellinvite moments of serene enjoyment at nearly every turn. The sparkling pool is flanked by twin pergolasone adjacent to a charming guesthouse, and the other adjoining a pool house which hosts a complete gym and two shower rooms. Modern in its offerings yet classic in its timeless design, Villa Bencist estate offers residents and guests a safe, secure, and private world-class refuge mere minutes from all the pristine beaches, cultural events, and recreational opportunities Montecito and Santa Barbara have to offer.
    Exterior Features

    Construction Two Story Exterior Stucco Grounds Landscaping BbqDeckFenced: PrtFruit TreesGazeboLawnPatio CoveredPatio OpenPoolPool HouseSpa-OutsideWoodedYard Irrigation Prt Location Topography HillyLevel Parking Garage AttachedDetachedGar #4 Roof FlatTile Style EstateMedit View MountainOceanWooded

    Interior Features

    Dining Breakfast AreaFormal Fireplaces 2+FrGasLrMbrOther Floor Window Coverings HardwoodTile Heating Cooling A/C CentralGfa Rooms Exercise RoomFamily RoomGround Floor MasterLbry/StudyOfficeTheatre Total Bathrooms 12.00

    Property Features

    Affordable Housing No Amenities Butlers PantryCathedral CeilingsDual Pane WindowGuest HouseRemodeled BathRemodeled KitchenWet Bar Condition Excellent Cross Street Ashley Rd Deposit 3.00 Foundation Mixed Laundry Room Recurring Fees No Site Improvements Cable TvPavedPublic Source Other/See Remarks Terms CashCtnl Total Number Of Units 1 Type Home/Estate Water Sewer Mont WtrPvt Well In Within City Limits No Zoning Other

    Listing information © 2020 Santa Barbara MLS
    Listing provided courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty.



    © 2020 Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service. All rights reserved. Based on information from the Santa Barbara MLS as of 2020-12-02T23:47:00.94. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent. Data last updated 2020-12-02T23:47:00.94.
     
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    Chris Gregoire & Chad Beuoy Real Estate | Compass
    1101 Coast Village Road
    Montecito CA, 93108
    Listing provided courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty.